National Press Club

Libertarian presidential ticket – former Govs. Johnson, Weld – to make case for third party at Thursday July 7 luncheon

June 16, 2016 | By Mark Schoeff Jr. |

The Libertarian Party presidential ticket – former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld – will outline why they think a third-party effort may be more likely to succeed this year than in past elections at a July 7 National Press Club luncheon.

Johnson and Weld were nominated at the Libertarian convention in late May and are promoting an agenda of fiscal conservatism and social liberalism.

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Update-1 podcast reveals tips to land freelance journalism gigs

June 15, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Freelance journalists need to complement their research and writing skills with relationship management and social media content expertise as well, according to Industry Dive editor Randy Lilleston and freelance health reporter Joya Patel.

Lilleston and Patel were involved in panel discussions recently as part of the National Press Club's latest installment of its freelance workshop series. They then spoke with Broadcast Committee member Stephanie Gailhard for the Club’s Update-1 podcast.

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Newsmaker features former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo, June 17

June 14, 2016 | By Molly McCluskey |

Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor for the Guantánamo military commissions, who later spoke out publicly against the treatment of inmates imprisoned there, will address a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, in the Zenger Room.

Davis recently settled a lawsuit against the Library of Congress, which had fired him for writing newspaper opinion pieces criticizing the Obama administration’s decision to resume use of the military commissions system.

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NTSB Chair Christopher Hart to discuss self-driving cars at June 30 luncheon

June 13, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart will address the role of automation in preventing transportation accidents and will apply lessons learned in aviation to the development of self-driving cars at a National Press Club luncheon June 30.

Hart will talk about new technology in transportation with special emphasis on self-driving cars and how lessons from past investigation experience can help to prevent accidents.

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Author Sebastian Junger to discuss new book on breakdown of American communities at June 16 Newsmaker

June 13, 2016 | By Keith Hill |

Sebastian Junger will discuss his new book, "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging," at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Bloomberg Room.

In his new book best-selling author Junger discusses the breakdown of our communities and explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning.

Junger says humans have an innate preference to live in small groups defined by clear purpose. According to the author that connection has been lost in American society today.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister to speak at June 16 afternoon Newsmaker

June 13, 2016 | By Peter Hickman |

In his first visit to the United States as Ukraine’s prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman will discuss the current political situation in his country, economic reforms and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Bloomberg Room.

He will also will discuss the results of his talks with U.S. officials,representatives of international organizations and institutions and Ukrainian-U.S. and Ukrainian-IMF relations.

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Club to honor CNN's Wolf Blitzer with 4th Estate Award, Sept. 20

June 8, 2016 | By Thomas Burr |

Wolf Blitzer, acclaimed journalist and CNN's lead political anchor and host of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” will accept the National Press Club's highest honor, the Fourth Estate Award, at a Sept. 20 gala.

Blitzer is the 44th recipient of the award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field of journalism.

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Girl Scout CEO to discuss scouting as route to female leadership, June 13

June 8, 2016 | By Katarzyna Gabriela Klimasińska |

Anna Maria Chavez, the CEO of the Girl Scouts, will talk about grooming the next generation of female leaders through scouting at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, June 13.

How do you help break glass ceilings? How do you get more women in C-suites and board rooms? Start young!

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Actor Michael York to discuss his rare disease at Aug. 12 Luncheon

June 7, 2016 | By Christine Warnke |

Award winning actor Michael York will describe the challenges he faces with the rare disease of amyloidosis and how he became a spokesperson for this little known ailment at an Aug. 12 National Press Club luncheon.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q & A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for Press Club members (Club members may purchase two tickets at that price) and $38 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets can be purchased here.

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National Press Club statement on passing of Muhammad Ali

June 4, 2016 | By Tommy Burr |

Following is a statement by National Press Club President Thomas Burr on the passing of Muhammad Ali.

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